2016 MacBook Pro 15" which CPU do they come with?

Marshall73

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Having a look at the Intel series 6 specification sheet from September 2016 there are no CPU's which support LPDDR3 RAM above a frequency of 1866 MHz. Are Apple just over clocking the memory bus to allow them to use LPDDR3-2133 or is this a custom package from Intel?
 
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Marshall73

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I never noticed that but you're right. The 6700HQ does support DDR4@2133 but only claims to support LPDDR3@1866


Only the iGPU is worse, the actual CPU is a decent step up.
I looked at that CPU but the RAM speeds don't match the model shipping in the new MacBook Pro's and the reason I started this thread. Guess we won't know the exact spec till someone gets their hands on one.
 

alex.marton

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I'm pretty sure that the base processor is the i7-6820HQ or the i7-6820HK.

2.7GHz Base Clock - Boost to 3.4GHz - HD 530 - 45W

The config option is the i7-6920HQ.

2.9GHz Base Clock - Boost to 3.6GHz - HD 530 - 45W.
 

xmonkey

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The 3 for the 15" are: 6700HQ, 6820HQ, and 6920HQ. All non-Iris Pro parts, sadly.

Your point about the RAM support is a very good question. LPDDR3 at 2133MHz is a pretty rare thing from what I gathered. I'm really not sure how Intel is supporting it on the new Pros. Overclocking would be very highly unlikely. Perhaps Intel worked with them on a semi-custom memory controller? I'd really like to know.
 
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alex.marton

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The 3 for the 15" are: 6700HQ, 6820HQ, and 6920HQ. All non-Iris Pro parts, sadly.

Your point about the RAM support is a very good question. LPDDR3 at 2133MHz is a pretty rare thing from what I gathered. I'm really not sure how Intel is supporting it on the new Pros. Overclocking would be very highly unlikely. Perhaps Intel worked with them on a semi-custom memory controller? I'd really like to know.
It's can't be the 6700HQ, because that boosts to 3.5GHz and not 3.4GHz. :p
 
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